|In effort to aid our community restaurants and business to further promote that they are “Open For Business”, those establishments are permitted to advertise by means of temporary banners and/or signs in accordance with Loveland’s Code of Ordinances. Processing fees associated with temporary banners and signs will be waived. The advertisement by means of temporary banners and/or signs is set to expire on August 3, 2020 unless otherwise extended.
Additionally, restaurants are permitted to temporarily provide outdoor dining until the COVID-19 pandemic state-wide restrictions on indoor dining capacity are lifted. Any restaurants seeking to operate outdoor dining shall be required to obtain a Zoning Permit from the Building and Zoning Department and are subject to the Standards outlined in the Loveland Code of Ordinance. Any related processing fees will be waived.
Outdoor dining areas are subject to the following development standards:
- Outdoor dining areas are permitted in any yard.
- Outdoor dining areas shall not be located in such a manner as to require: customers and employees to cross driveways or vehicular use areas; and/or go between the food service area and the principal building.
- Outdoor dining areas wider than 10 feet shall be surrounded by decorative railings or fencing that separates the eating area from the sidewalks and/or vehicular traffic.
- Umbrellas that shelter diners from the elements shall be secured so as not to create a hazard in windy conditions.
- Permanently enclosed outdoor dining areas either by a permanent roof or to expand an existing structure shall meet all the requirements of a building within the applicable zoning district.
- Outdoor dining areas shall not include the use of visual electronics including televisions and projecting screens that are visible from the public right-of-way.
Restaurants seeking to implement outdoor dining under the above provisions shall provide a diagram or sketch of the proposed outdoor seating to the Building and Zoning Department for review and ensure that it will not encroach into a public right of way, or block access to a public sidewalk.
This provisions for Temporary Outdoor Dining Areas shall remain in full force and effect until thirty (30) days from the date which the temporary restrictions on indoor dining capacity are lifted by the State of Ohio, or the City ordinance is amended, revoked or repealed by City Council, whichever occurs first.